Good driving is not only to gain experience every day, but also to train yourself with good skills and habits.
The tips below will help you drive better and safer, safer for you and the people inside and outside the car.
Always fasten your seatbelt
Airbags are always referred to as patron gods, the cars after colliding without airbags are always disparaged as unsafe. This is not necessarily true, if the collision is not strong enough to injure people inside the car, the airbag will not normally burst.
Meanwhile, seat belts are the most important thing to protect people inside the car, many people forget it. Especially in the back seat, many people forget the existence of seat belts.
According to Ford research, wearing a seatbelt in all car seats reduces the risk of injury from a collision, and reduces the risk of death by 45%.
Ideally, each time you get in the car, fasten your seatbelt and remind everyone to do it, before giving the car a wheel.
Understand the car
It is no coincidence that every time you drive a strange car, you will feel a lack of confidence. Because you see the car has many strange, unfamiliar and non-handed things. Therefore, whenever driving a new car, take a few minutes to get to know the car before operating.
Tuning mirrors, chairs, steering wheel are the most basic things. In addition, you should learn the headlight switch, rain lever, cruise control button, warning light switch … to be used when needed.
In addition, it is also a habit to observe the warning system of the driver and remember the warning signs to be able to detect the vehicle’s risks early (less fuel, lack of tire pressure, doors not closed). tight, engine error …)
In addition, many modern models are equipped with driver assistive technology, from active cruise control to emergency auto braking or lane deviation warning, even semi-automatic self-driving technology. Getting used to the technology will make you more confident when driving.
Stay focused while driving
A few seconds of distraction while driving may cost you a crash. The causes of distraction when driving are not listed, such as lack of sleep, listening to music too loud, adjusting air conditioning, eating on cars, makeup, disruptive children …
In particular, the phone is the number one enemy that loses focus when driving. Reading notifications on the phone, reading messages, answering messages, surfing social networks … will all cause the concentration level when driving your car at an alarming rate.
If the car can connect to a smartphone, do it before it rolls, and take advantage of hands-free talk technology on cars. Some cars also have voice control support, use it fluently and you will do many things, while your hands are still firmly on the steering wheel and your eyes still focus on the road ahead.
Of course, don’t use alcohol or stimulants when driving a car.
Always be careful when driving
The risk of accidents is always hidden at any time, whether you drive slowly in a crowded city, or are running at a high speed on the highway. Early detection of risk will be the golden key to help you avoid unexpected accidents.
Always look around, especially when the car is backing out of a stop, change lanes, divert, cut through an intersection, or even pass a green light. Always control the steering wheel with both hands, this will help you react quickly and importantly to unexpected situations.
If you encounter a speeding car, or a slow-moving truck on the highway, be calm, patient and careful. Do not get impatient, should not rush into the speed race or rush to cross the car. Remember, the most important thing when driving is to reach the destination safely.
Keeping track of the weather is not always superfluous, even if you’re driving a car, which is considered to be no rain to the face, the sun doesn’t come. Rainstorm, flooding will not be the right time to drive to the road when there are many dangers lurking, from flooding to falling trees or deep holes in the road.
Of course it is when the weather is very bad, and with normal rainy weather, it is time to practice driving skills. Do not be afraid to steer in bad weather conditions, driving from wet roads, steering wheel control to braking efficiency will help you have more driving experience and handle difficult situations.
It is possible to choose safe locations to experience driving when wind and rain and improve the ability to control the vehicle. This experience will help you learn how to slow down the steering wheel, lighten the throttle and brake sooner when the road is wet.
Check the car
Practicing the habit of checking tire pressure, cooling water or glass washing water, the lighting system is needed every time you drive, this will greatly reduce the risk of your vehicle lying down.
Also, keep in mind the oil change schedule and routine maintenance. The car will operate smoothly and extend the service life significantly when the driver cares for it properly.